Welcome to NEO CANDO

NEO CANDO, Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing, is a free and publicly accessible social and economic data system of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, a research institute housed at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. NEO CANDO allows users to access data for the entire 17 county Northeast Ohio region, or for specific neighborhoods within Cleveland.

Access Social-Economic Data in Census 2010 Geographies

This updated version of NEO CANDO incorporates data from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey. Additional data sources will be added as they become available. It operates faster, provides updated geographies, and enables on-demand mapping using Google maps. Preparation of NEO CANDO 2010+ was completed by the Northeast Ohio Data Collaborative, a unique partnership between Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland State University Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, and The Center for Community Solutions and made possible by the generous financial support of several local governments and foundations.

Access Social-Economic Data in Census 2000 Geographies

The previous version of NEO CANDO is based on geographies defined by the 2000 Census and incorporates social and economic, crime, and property data. NEO CANDO historical data will continue to have data in Census 2000 geographies, and currently provides information from more data sources than NEO CANDO 2010+.

Access Property Data

Parcel-level data for Cuyahoga County is available through the NEO CANDO property data tool. These data are collected from a variety of sources including the Cuyahoga County Auditor and the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts.

NEO CANDO News

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August 29, 2012

Plain Dealer: Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Eager for Rebirth

NST Web App Map of Mount Pleasant on April 12, 2012

In April 2012, the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development prepared a map of the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Cleveland in the area of Kinsman Road and Union Ave revealing dozens of foreclosed, vacant, and soon to be demolished properties. The housing situation has prompted a call for action for the neighborhood as cited in the Cleveland Plain Dealer article "Cleveland's struggling Mount Pleasant neighborhood eager for rebirth as arts district" on August 25, 2012.

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August 29, 2012

Fresh Water Cleveland: NEO CANDO Helps Neighborhoods

NEO CANDO

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development's NEO CANDO (Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing) is featured in the Fresh Water Cleveland article "Innovative Program Helps Neighborhoods Fight Foreclosure and Blight" on August 23, 2012.

"In the past, information was collected from multiple websites, and by the time it was assembled, it was out of date," explained Poverty Center Research Associate Mike Schramm. "We bring data together across domains. Our mission is to democratize data and to create data-driven decisions by both nonprofits and government."

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August 29, 2012

WEWS: Groundbreaking on Urban Agriculture

Plans for Old Brooklyn Urban Farm

A new urban farm has been started as reported in WEWS Newsnet 5's "Groundbreaking on urban agriculture farm in Cleveland's Old Brooklyn neighborhood" on August 22, 2012. Though not stated in the article, data from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development's NEO CANDO (Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing) was used to determine the vacant lots in this Old Brooklyn neighborhood that would be re-purposed for this urban agriculture project.

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August 22, 2012

Rust Belt Chic: A Cleveland Anthology

Rust Belt Chic: A Cleveland Anthology

Richey Piiparinen, a Research Assistant at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, is co-editor for the soon to be published Rust Belt Chic: A Cleveland Anthology with Oberlin College associate professor Anne Trubek. Oberlin's news story, "Rhetoric & Composition and English Professor Creates Anthology of Cleveland Stories," discusses the book and Piiparinen's knowledge and experience with Rust Belt Chic, citing how his Poverty Center report, Not Dead Yet: The Infill of Cleveland's Inner Core, has reached a wide audience and media outlets.

Download the report in PDF and read the original blog release here.

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development is a research center at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, a graduate school of social work at Case Western Reserve University.

Our Partners

NEO CANDO 2010 Partners Northeast Ohio Data Collaborative Cuyhoga County Cuyahoga Land Bank The Cleveland Foundation City of Cleveland The Center for Community Solutions Enterprise Community Partners The George Gund Foundation Center for Housing Research and Policy at Cleveland State University Northeast Ohio First Suburbs Consortium National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership Neighborhood Progress, Inc.

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